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Local Obits for Tue. Mar 12th, 2013

Banks

Ronald Joel Leach, 65, Maysville
Mr. Ronald Joel Leach, age 65, of Maysville, GA died Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Leach was born in Gainesville, GA to the late Roy and Vennie Brown Leach. Mr. ...

Dawson

Shane Michael Thurmond, 42, Dawsonville
Shane Michael Thurmond, 42, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday March 12, 2013 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.Born February 3, 1971, he was a lifelong resident of ...

Forsyth

Mandy Helen Born, 77, Cumming
Mandy Helen Born, age 77 and a native of Forsyth County, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2013. She was a member of Pine Crest Baptist Church. Helen loved her Church and family and ...
Valerie Jean Martin, 29, Cumming
Valerie Jean Martin, of Forsyth County, GA, age 29, passed away on March 12, 2013. Valerie loved her family and friends intensely. She was high spirited and full of life. Valerie w ...

Habersham

Mildred Montez Brady, 77, Baldwin
Mildred Montez Brady, age 77 of Baldwin, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at Athens Regional Medical Center. Born in Greenville, South Carolina on December 07, 1935, she was a ...

Hall

Barbara Lee Wilson, 65, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Barbara Lee Wilson, age 65, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at her residence. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 15, 2013 from the Chapel ...

Jackson

Grace Maddox Cornett, 95, Hoschton
Mrs. Grace Maddox Cornett, 95 of Hoschton died Tuesday March 12, 2013 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.A lifelong resident of Jackson County, Mrs. Cornett was the daughter o ...
William Thomas Self, 73, Braselton
Mr. William Thomas Self, age 73 of Braselton passed away, Tuesday March 12, 2013. Funeral services will be announced by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Highway 53, Hoschton, Ga. 30548, w ...

Lumpkin

Michael Garrett Welch, 56, Dahlonega
Mr. Michael Garrett Welch , age 56 of Dahlonega, Ga. passed away Tuesday March 12, 2013.He had lived in Lumpkin County since 1980 after moving here from Harland, Kentucky. ...

Other

Lillian S. Strickland, 83, Colbert
Ivie Funeral Home, Madison County Chapel in Danielsville, announces services for Lillian S. Strickland, 83, of Colbert who passed away early Tuesday morning at her residence. Born ...
Veda Rebecca Pruitt, 72, Canton
Veda Rebecca Pruitt, of Canton, GA, age 72, passed away on March 12, 2013. She is preceded in death by her son, Allen Addington and her parents, Alva and Emily Buckley. Survivors i ...

White

Everett Mills Hopper Jr., 73, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Everett Mills Hopper Jr., age 73 of Cleveland. Mr. Hopper passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2013.Graveside services are ...
Speedway Motorsports founder Bruton Smith dies at 95
O. Bruton Smith, who emerged from North Carolina farm country and parlayed his love of motorsports into a Hall of Fame career as one of the biggest track owners...
Gainesville businessman James Simpson dies at 77, truck parade to be held in his honor
Gainesville businessman James Simpson, the force behind Simpson Trucking & Grading, Inc. in Gainesville, will be remembered in a funeral service Friday, Dec. 17 at Hopewell Baptist Church.
Georgia Racing Hall of Famer Bud Lunsford passes away
Legendary Georgia racer and hall of famer Bud Lunsford of Gainesville passed away on Monday at the age of 86. Lunsford, a member of both the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame...
Frank Williams, founder of Formula One team, dies at 79
Sir Frank Williams, the founder and former team principal of Williams Racing, has died. He was 79. Williams took his motor racing team from an empty carpet warehouse to the summit of Formula One, overseeing 114 victories, a combined 16 drivers’ and constructors’ world championships, while becoming the longest-serving team boss in the sport’s history.
Prince, poultry pioneer, dies at 93
Jack Prince of Gainesville, the man who invented the chicken deboning machine, has died at the age of 93.
Former NASCAR driver Townley killed in shooting in Athens
A former NASCAR driver was killed Saturday in a shooting in Georgia that also wounded a woman, investigators said. John Wes Townley, 31, died in the shooting in a neighborhood...
Former Hall County School Superintendent Doug Winters dies at 82
Dr. Douglas Harry Winters, a former superintendent for the Hall County School District, died Wednesday, Aug. 11 at the age of 82.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.